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cuts. some key republican lawmakers are suggesting possible ways to compromise on. >> jon kyl was in negotiations with the vice president. he said there were certain revenue raisers that perhaps we could work on. >> john mccain will not say what revenue raisers are. he says he and some other republicans are not opposed. it sounds all like what president obama and democrats have been asking for. thatblicans insist if r is code for tax increases, that is a deal breaker. jon corzine says this may have to happen. >> the problem with a mini deal is that we have a maxi problem. >> he blasted an idea that the u.s. constitution empowers the president to keep on spending even if uncle sam goes over the credit limit. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the 14th amendment says the debt of the government shall not be questioned. if lawmakers cannot reach an agreement, democrats hope president obama will use that clause to can see to pay the nation's debts. the inner harbor is gearing up for the fireworks display. kim dacey joins us live with more on what we can expect. >> it has been a weeke
of this mess. house speaker jon baker complained he had a bipartisan deal with president obama that included tax hikes. >> i stuck my neck out a mile and put revenues on the table. in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where we are, but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. >> he veered to the right, including a balanced budget constitutional amendment to get the votes tonight tea party members like louie gohmert. most in the senate said no new amendment. >> this is the most outrageous suggestion i have heard. >> president obama insisted the weekend compromise is possible. >> this is not a situation where the two parties are miles apart. we are in agreement out how much spending can be cut responsibly. >> less than 100 hours left. mitch mcconnell signaled he is ready to make a deal, but only if he can negotiate directly with president obama. steve handelsman, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland's ben cardin was among the no votes on the senate side of the hill tonight. >> we need to put the debt ceiling behind us through 2012. the debt ceiling is arbitrary. we have alr
. >> jon kyl was in negotiations with the vice president. he said there are areas that perhaps we could work. >> john mccain would not say what revenue raisers are. he said they are not opposed. it sounds all like what president obama and democrats have been asking for. republicans insist if revenue or razors is code for tax increases, that is a deal breaker. john corning is no fan of the debt ceiling extension. >> the problem is we have a maxi problem. the problems won't go away if you cut a mini deal. >> some democrats say the constitution empowers the president to keep on spending even if all sam goes over its credit limit. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the 14th amendment says the debt of the federal government should not be questioned. if lawmakers cannot reach an agreement before the august 2 defaulted by, democrats hope the president will use the constitutional clause. joe biden spoke at the annual convention in chicago. this is the nation's largest labor union. the union will vote on whether to endorse president obama for reelection. mr. biden said republicans did not believ i
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